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P1 Information

A Massive Welcome to all Parents/Carers of our New P1 Pupils joining us in August, we look forward to working with yourselves in supporting your Child/Children throughout their school years.

Please take time to have a look through our P1 Information page.  We hope that the information provided here will answer any questions and relieve any anxieties, that you or your Child/Children may have when moving onto Primary School.

Mrs L Walker

Acting Head Teacher


Virtual Tour

Take a look around our school by following the link below and enjoying a virtual tour of our school building and classrooms. Click icons within each area for further information.

We hope you enjoy the tour……..

P1 Transition – Mayfield PS – Virtual Tour


P1 Transition Information – 2020

P1 Transition – Pupil Welcome Booklet – June 2020

Mayfield PS – Life in P1 – Video


P1 ParentCarer Presentation – 1

P1 Transition Letter – 01June2020


P1 Transition Letter – May2020

Midlothian Council ELC to P1 Transition

Transitions Update for Parents-Carers – April2020


The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo – Video Story

The Gruffalo – Activity – Week 1

The Gruffalo – Activity – Week 1-Week 3


General Information

Best Start Grant Information – May2020

Free School Meals, Milk & Clothing Grants

School Session Dates 2020-2021

Absence from School Procedures

Formation of Composite and Single Stage Classes in Midlothian Primary Schools



imagesSchool uniform garments can be ordered online, all year round, from our supplier Border Embroideries and will be delivered to your home address.

Please note that last date for placing orders for delivery in time for the new school year starting in August, will be Monday 20th July 2020.

Further information regarding our uniform can be found at –   MPS School Uniform


School Lunches

lunch.2In January 2015 a new Government incentive was rolled out across Primary Schools in Scotland which entitles all P1-P3 Pupils to Free School Meals.

Menus for these will be supplied to Pupils, usually twice yearly, and are worked on a 3-4 week rotational pattern.  Orders for lunch are taken from pupils during registration so that figures can be given to our dining hall staff helping to ensure that all pupils receive their preferred option each day. – Sample Lunch Menu.MPS


‘Park Smart’ Campaign

CyclingMidlothian Council Travel Team work with all schools in the authority to ensure the safety of Pupils, Parents/Carers, Staff and Visitors around our schools and encourage walking/cycling to school whenever possible.  We do then ask that you “Please Park Smart Around Our School” when this is not an option.


Library Information

LibraryNewbattle Public Library lies within the Newbattle High School Community Campus and is used regularly by the schools and nurseries within our community.  Our classes visit the library where they are given the opportunity to borrow a book to take home and enjoy with their family.

The library hosts many fun events throughout the year for all ages and these are publicised via local media, posters and fliers……….please look out for these!

For further information, application form and printable resources for your child, please follow links below;

Newbattle Library – P1 Introduction

Newbattle Library – Membership Application

Newbattle Library – ‘Love your Library’ Colouring Sheet

Newbattle Library – Bookmarks


Midlothian Active Schools

Midlothian Active Schools Team work with all schools across our authority in keeping our pupils active. 

Working closely with local sports and dance groups, the Active Schools Team arrange fun and active events for schools, both individually and jointly with other schools, within our cluster.

Pupils are also given opportunity to try out various different types of sporting activities throughout the school year, with taster sessions being held regularly by local clubs/groups, again organised through Midlothian Active Schools Team.

Further information on Midlothian Active Schools can be found by clicking links below;

Active Schools – P1 Guide to Sport at Mayfield PS

Midlothian Active Schools – Website


How Ready is your Child for School?

As your child is about to start Primary School, this short questionnaire has been compiled for you to complete.

You should not expect your child to have fully mastered as yet all the skills listed.

Check to see how your child has progressed thus far and by doing so, you may highlight some areas in which to support and extend your child’s skills in the coming few months leading up to his/her entry into school.

Questionnaire – How ready is your child for school?


Literacy & Numeracy Parents’ Guide Booklets

Environment           Maths            Reading           Rhyming          Writing


Useful Websites

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